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Chicago Schools Bribe
Parents With Gift Cards to
Attend Teacher Conferences

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/20/2012 10:45:49 AM

You may have heard about bribes offered to kids in order to increase attendance, but what about bribing parents? Chicago schools are doing just that. Parents will be given a $25 dollar gift card to Walgreens if they pick up their child’s report card and attend parent-teacher conferences. Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade wondered, “Is it the fact that they’re not flexible enough where the parents are working two jobs and can’t get there on time? Or do they believe that parents […] have that little interest in their children that they need a bribe to go?”

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What a great idea. s/o The leftist morons always fall back to what they know best, bribery. Those parents don´t care about attending meetings and all the money in the world won´t make them have the desire to be there. They don´t give a rat´s behind that´s why they don´t go.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pinger, 11/20/2012 11:02:35 AM     (No. 9025505)

A new idea to give people free stuff! Elections matter. Why not give the students cards just to show up?. Our country is quickly heading for the ash heap of history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/20/2012 11:05:48 AM     (No. 9025514)

So we should reward bad behavior?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/20/2012 11:07:26 AM     (No. 9025517)

Just call them up on their Obamaphones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: maryann4629, 11/20/2012 11:23:48 AM     (No. 9025554)

How about deducting $25/kid from their welfare check or food stamp allotment when they don´t attend conferences?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chefrandy, 11/20/2012 11:30:48 AM     (No. 9025571)

I agree #4, because of the constant victim mentality many of them probably respond better to the stick than to the carrot.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: trapper, 11/20/2012 12:14:41 PM     (No. 9025676)

Whatever happened to taking kids away from incompetent parents and putting them into orphanages? Might end up with fewer feral children killling each other in the streets.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/20/2012 12:36:15 PM     (No. 9025735)

It is very sad when parents care so little about their child/children that they do not even attend PTA meetings, parent and teacher conferences or care what the school is teaching them. They have no interest in what, or if their child is learning in school. I am glad that I did not have parents like that.

These failure parents are breeding children who will never be able to have a decent job and will only know poverty and government handouts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MMC, 11/20/2012 12:40:43 PM     (No. 9025754)

Having been a part of the educational system, having conferences before a sporting event would work better. Everyone has the next star athelete...parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins come to watch 11 year old on playing field.

And yes, one free ticket to sporting event would be part of thepackage.....

However, if said child cant play because of poor grades, it is teachers fault. Been there- am writing a book.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shalimar, 11/20/2012 12:43:49 PM     (No. 9025764)

I´m not nearly as optimistic as Walgreens. Have seen studies where pregnant women are offered free toys or food to come to their prenatal appointments. Results were not impressive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: yonjuro1, 11/20/2012 12:59:19 PM     (No. 9025819)

How about bribing them to stop breeding?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/20/2012 1:05:06 PM     (No. 9025840)

I´m wondering what the expected outcome is? If a parent only attends at teacher conference because they get money, how does this make the school better or the kid learn more?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/21/2012 1:42:11 AM     (No. 9026909)

Walgreens ? They should have tried Mickey D´s or Popeye´s Chicken.

Take away the free lunch and see how fast they get to school.



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